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3 - 24 months Parent & Child Classes

Reusable Swim Diapers are required for all swimmers in parent & child classes.

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Baby Splash

3-5 months 10:1 ratio

Smooth and easy introduction to water safety skills, water acclimation, comfort, and balance in the water. Ideal for parent and child bonding.

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Required Equipment: Reusable Swim Diapers

Class Goals:

  • Supported floating
  • Tummy Time
  • Rolling over on mat
  • Socialization for parent and child
  • Water acclimation

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Shrimps

6-24 months 5:1 ratio

For parents and children ready to have fun while exploring the water and build a solid foundation to swimming.

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Required Equipment: Reusable Swim Diapers

Swimmers learn through interactive play with parent, teacher, and other swimmers. Parents will also learn how reinforce swimmer development and about water safety.

Class Goals:

  • Comfort when held on front and back floating
  • Rolling over front to back
  • Holds breath while submerged
  • Climbs out of pool using ladder
  • Water exploration

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Preschoolers

Reusable Swim Diapers are required for preschool swimmers who are not yet potty-trained.

Goggles are recommended for Barnacles, Seahorses, and Angelfish, and are required for Otters.

Each week, at least one skill will be performed without goggles.

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Guppies

2-5.6 years 4:1 ratio

For those who are ready to swim without a parent, and have fun while learning the foundations of swimming.

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Required Equipment: Reusable Swim Diapers

Guppies establish water acclimation through floating while learning to be safe in and around water. Swimmers spend time exploring the pool while developing water confidence.

Class Goals:

  • Crab walk
  • Blow bubbles
  • Eyes in water
  • Supported front float with kicking
  • Supported back float (10 seconds), ears in water

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Barnacles

2-5.6 years 4:1 ratio

Introduction to fundamental swimming skills for preschoolers. Barnacles must be able to participate in class without parent assistance.

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Recommended Equipment: Goggles

Barnacles learn to move through the water using their legs while blowing bubbles, as well as swimming to the wall and climbing out.

Class Goals:

  • Independent front float
  • Independent back float
  • Glide with eyes in
  • Independent kicking on front
  • Learn to scoop arms

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Seahorses

2-5.6 years 4:1 ratio

For swimmers who have completed Barnacles level skills and are ready to swim distances greater than 10 feet.

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Recommended Equipment: Goggles

Water confidence is developed by learning to use noodles and other equipment. Swimmers increase endurance to swim 20 feet on front with face in water and “reaching” arms, and kicking on back.

Class Goals:

  • Big arms with kicking on front
  • Back glides and kicking on back
  • Jumps into water with assistance and goes under water
  • Assisted safety roll

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Angelfish

2-5.6 years 4:1 ratio

For swimmers who have achieved Seahorse level skills. Swimmers must be able to swim on their front for 20 feet without assistance, float, and kick independently on their back.

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Recommended Equipment: Goggles and swim caps for swimmers with longer hair

Independent swimming is the focus of this level. Swimmers improve arm and leg coordination and develop their own rhythm while swimming freestyle.

Class Goals:

  • Freestyle - roll/float/roll - Freestyle
  • Introduction to treading
  • Jumps in water, no assistance and swims to wall

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Otters

2-5.6 years 4:1 ratio

Swimmers learn side-breathing, backstroke, and practice drills with and without equipment.

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Required Equipment:  Goggles

Side breathing with freestyle arms and a nice easy backstroke with big arms are the focus in this level. 

Class Goals:

  • Freestlye swim with side breath
  • Backstroke swim
  • Comfort using kickboard
  • Tread water for 15 seconds

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School Age

Goggles are recommended for Sea Turtles and Flounders. Fins and goggles are required for levels Triggerfish and higher. Swim caps are reccomended for those with longer hair.

Each week, at least one skill will be performed without goggles.

Swimmers maybe be evaluated for SwimFIT Trials after Manta Rays and upon recommendation from their instructor and a Swim Program Supervisor.

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Sea Turtles

5.6-12 years 4:1 ratio

For beginners who have never taken swim lessons before. Ideal swim level for students who have had little to no water experience.

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Recommended Equipment: Goggles

Focus is on water adjustment and water confidence. Basic swim and safety skills are introduced.

Class Goals:

  • Big arms with kicking (front)
  • Big arms with kicking (back)
  • Jumps into water and floats on back, no assistance
  • Grabs wall and climbs out

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Flounders

5.6-12 years 4:1 ratio

For the eager student, ready to jump in and learn proper form for freestyle and backstroke. Elementary backstroke is introduced, along with diving.

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Recommended Equipment: Goggles

Flounders develop fundamental skills for freestyle and backstroke. Both elementary backstroke and whip kick are introduced, along with diving and treading.

Class Goals:

  • Freestyle with streamline and side breathing
  • Backstroke with streamline start
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Seated/kneeling dive -Depth Appropriate

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Triggerfish

5.6-12 years 5:1 ratio

Triggerfish is the next step for swimmers who are ready to learn more technique. Breastroke kick is introduced and swimmers improve technique in Freestyle and Backstroke.

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Required Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Advanced beginner swimmers will refine backstroke with body roll and freestyle with bi-lateral rotary breathing, as well as learning Breaststroke kick. Fins are introduced for leg strength, endurance, and improved ankle flexibility.

Class Goals:

  • Backstroke with body roll
  • Freestyle with bi-lateral breathing
  • Breaststroke kick
  • Underwater glides

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Sea Lions

5.6-12 years 5:1 ratio

Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle 60 feet with bi-lateral rotary breathing, 60 feet backstroke with body roll, and have flexed feet with Breaststroke kick.

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Rquired Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Swimmers increase distance for Freestyle and Backstroke, learn Breaststroke, and Dolphin kick. Diving, open turns, treading, and circle swimming continue to improve.

Class Goals:

  • Dolphin kick
  • Breaststroke
  • Swim - tread - swim
  • Standing dive

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Manta Rays

5.6-12 years 5:1 ratio

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Sea Lions instructor. Swimmers must be able to swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Dolphin kick with kick board. All skills must be completed without fins.

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Required Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Introduction to lap and competitive swimming. Butterfly is introduced while students continue refining freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and students learn to flip in the water. SwimFIT readiness upon instructor recommendation.

Class Goals:

  • Underwater breakouts for Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Butterfly 75 feet
  • Racing dives from the side
  • Flips in the water

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Dolphins

5.6-12 years 5:1 ratio

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Manta Rays instructor. Swimmers must be able to complete 150 feet each of Freestyle and Backstroke, and 75 feet Breaststroke and butterfly. Skills must be achieved without fins.

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Required Equipment: Fins and Goggles

Drills for each stroke are used to build endurance. Swimmers focus on refining the four competitive strokes, and correct turns for all strokes. SwimFIT readiness upon instructor recommendation.

Class Goals:

  • Freestyle and Backstroke with flip turn
  • Breaststroke with underwater breakouts and turns
  • Butterfly with underwater breakout and turns
  • Dive from block

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Reef Sharks

5.6-12 years 5:1 ratio

Swimmers must be recommended for this level by their Dolphins instructor. Students must be able to swim 150 feet each of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

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Required Equipment: Fins and Goggles

For the expert swimmers interested in continued development of swimming and water safety awareness. Students improve ability to swim long distances with ease and efficiency. Swimmers in Reef Sharks are prepared for SwimFIT.

Class Goals:

  • Racing starts from the block
  • IM with proper turns
  • Continuous Swim 400 yards
  • FIND - Problem solving for safety
  • FAST - Helping in an emergency

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Private Lesson

2-12 years 1:1 ratio

Learn to swim class for children
Focus on basic water skills
Developed with you, for your swimmer

We require a Private Lesson Interest form to match your needs with our availability.

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